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Longtime Dakkanaut






Los Angeles

Those Scions are glorious! Lovely job all around, but the Scions are especially eye catching. Wish I had a squad for my own Praetorian force!
   
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Cardiff

Thank you! I'm super proud of them. They're now very red!!!



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Oh wait, DarkTraveler777, yours is THAT Praetorian army? Oh boy, it's glorious. Wonder if I've bitz left to make you a squad up?


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A few episodes of Flash later...
(a subconscious choice - must be all the red)



I'm a sucky painter right now, essentially re-learning after a huge break. I'm going to be using largely bold colours and then dipping using Army Painter Quickshade (Dark Tone, for a dramatic look). Should enable me to actually get this army painted some time this century! I've lots of Genestealers and Tyranids to build, plus my Marines to resurrect too. I did a test Terminator using this red spray base and similar colours, and it was surprisingly good. So dipping it is, and maybe I'll get to play a game with a fully-painted army for the first time since second edition... :-/

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Cardiff

Wow I've not been here in a while! House move, new job, new roller Derby team. A lot has happened in a year!

So I have flu, proper minging flu. I'm using my recovery time to get my armies in order. I have finally modded up the Russian cheap ranks into my mechanised platoon!



Four 'Chimeras', one with dual Heavy Flamer (for LOLs, deterrent, and lack of Heavy Bolter bitz).

Then a Wyvern / Hydra (can swap weapon tips to the rocket pods to indicate Hydra, and use the ones shown for Medusa), a Leman Russ Eterminator, and two Leman Russ Executioners.

Not bad for £40 and some bitz from bitz seller sales, eh? Total cost is well under £60. They'll also being doing double duty in my Genestealer Cult army, and the Chimeras look a lot like the old LIMO in profile. How apt!

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Wow! how have i missed this!

Some really amazing conversions there along with a great theme, really stunned by the scion conversions.

Loving what you've managed to do with the tanks, saw the thread but haven't seen many of the final product.

Will be watching with eager excitement!

 
   
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Moscow

Very impressive, i like not standart guard so much!

   
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Cardiff

Thanks guys! I made a bunch more turrets today, so I can swap up what tank is what for extra tactical/fun options. For total silliness a Deathstrike Missile from a Berocca-style tube! After the photo I did some more detailing on it and added skulls for extra silliness.



Yep, the Deathstrike is silly and crude but let's be honest, no-one owns one, they probably rarely use it, and this one was FREE. So now I can run some Kill Team games with it as an objective, gamble on it in a 40K game, and even bank on it as a legit tool in APOCKYCLIPS!

I need to get back on with the troops and actually finish them!

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Deadly Dire Avenger




The Webway

That annihilator conversion is pretty great, and the troopers too. I think i might prefer your guys with the empire helmets to the classic pith helmet ones.

Laugh with the Laughing God. Outplay the Great Enemy. 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

hahaha! i love it, brining over sized death to the enemies of mankind!

 
   
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Dakka Veteran





You have inspired me, I have a company of Death korp, loads of new on sprue empire models and about 100 guardsmen second hand from ebay. They'll be getting a similar treatment.
Hopefully with results as good as yours
   
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Rugby

Loving this plog, such great ideass
   
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Cardiff

So pleased you're all enjoying the blog. Thanks for the kind words. Now: a tank painting update!

I started on a test scheme using one of the Russes, one of the Chimera hulls, and the Deathstrike Missile + carrier for lols.



I was going to do them grey or black, but a friend suggested khaki/tan. I had a spray can of Army Painter Bone so used that as a sand-coloured base, and added stripes of P3 Bootstrap Leather, followed by a thinned wash of Army Painter Strong Tone to shade and dirty it up a bit. I'm going to let it dry overnight as I was fairy liberal! Tomorrow I'll do a quick highlight and call them done.

The purple on the gun casings is a company signifier, but also an easy way to show Genestealer Cult affiliation if I field them in my Cult army instead of my Guard. Each Russ can have its gun swapped out for Autocannons, Plasma Cannon or Battlecannon (couldn't be bothered to convert - will just say the two barrels fire smaller shells that add up to one battlecannon's worth of damage).

I had a little calamity in that the turret's connecting bit snapped off, as the paint undercoat made it stick and it broke when I turned the turret. I'll replace with a small piece of metal rod to avoid this in future. And probably do it on alllll the other turrets, aiieeee.


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@Huron Black Heart - you must show me yours when you start kitbashing!

Here's a little test assembly:

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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At my desk

I adore the Lascannon, and all of your infantry is absolutely spot-on. I'm honestly envious of those Stormtroopers, they look too good.

Tanks are shaping up well too.

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3000pts Blood Angels (4th Company) - 2000pts Skitarii (Voss Prime) - 2500pts Imperial Knights (Unnamed House) - 1000pts Imperial Guard (Household Retainers)

2000pts Free Peoples (Edlynd Fusiliers) - 2000pts Kharadron Overlords (Barak Zilfin) - 500pts Ironweld Arsenal (Edlynd Ironwork Federation) - 1000pts Duardin (Grongrok Powderheads)

Wargaming's no fun when you have a plan! 
   
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Been Around the Block






Those stormtroopers look awesome! Very well done!
   
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Pious Palatine






Dude your tanks are awesome. Really unique looking, but instantly recognisable.

Amazing work!

EDC
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

May I ask what you used to make the Rough Rider Hunting Lances?

   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Bath uk

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
May I ask what you used to make the Rough Rider Hunting Lances?

I second this, thinking about having some rough riders for kill team

RIP Colour Sgt Kell. Forever in our hearts.
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Tutorial:How to make IG packs
 
   
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Cardiff

Sure thing @HBMC

I started with a Cadian Sergeant Chainsword arm, stripes scraped off, and weapon chopped mostly off, leaving the handle, handguard and generator/engine bit. Then I chopped a Chaos Marauder Horsemen Spear in half, shaved all the studs off the haft, and glued either side of the cut-down Chainsword. To me, it gave the technological look needed but kept it sleek-looking and not top-heavy like gluing stuff to the blade can.

On several I braced the butt of the spear haft against the rider for extra strength when glued.

Painting update:

Finished a Russ hull, a Chimera hull, some weapons and mostly finished the Deathstrike Missile.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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North Carolina


Your tanks have turned out really nice.

And I'm a big fan of your Deathstrike. It looks great.

FREE TOMMY ROBINSON! 
   
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Powerful Spawning Champion





There is not this idea.

I love those tanks. Always inspiring to see someone do so much with things that aren't crazy expensive.
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Sweet, tanks are turning out really good! Wasn't sure if that model would cut it but you've pulled it off!

 
   
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Arlington, va

Very cool, I like the outriders conversions and the Bronekorpus tanks.

I'm going to have to pick some up myself.

 
   
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Cardiff

Mostly been working on Necromunda stuff lately, 'scuse the lack of updates. But I'm doubling back round to my Guard for a bit.

Tonight... Ratlings made from ancient Squats I found in a box, paintstripped, pulled apart and committed heresy upon!



The non original arms on the squad leader are from Empire Militia, with a bit of the forearm cut out and hand reattached.

The sniper rifles are Marine bolters with the grip and magwell removed, a few diameters of styrene tubing and some Green Stuff. A fun evening's construction, even if there was some swearing whilst waiting for gun barrels to dry to receivers and trying to keep them true!!! Yeah, they have no magazines... should I add backpacks and cable them up, imagine they're loaded round by round, or just not care?

Whaddya think? I've another six to make up some other time, too. Fewer original arms left so I'll have to get creative!

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Vigilus

Very cool project. I love the variety of models you're using. Especially the deathstrike missile. That's quite a conversion.

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If you can keep your head when everyone around you is losing thiers -- you're probably the one with the axe...
 
   
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Cardiff

Thanks brushcommando! Junk became a model. I think it's because I was an Ork player in my youth... making random vehicles from stuff is now in my DNA.

Painted the Squatlings tonight. Daylight pics tomorrow but here's a teaser...



 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Nice work on the guns.

 
   
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Montana

This is great! Subbed!
   
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Cardiff

Cheers chaps. Here are some daylight pics.















Now to base them, and then paint some humies.


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And here we go - first Scion is ready for basing...

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Arlington, va

I love what you're doing with the Bronekorpus tanks, fun little kits with a lot of uses.

 
   
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Pious Palatine






Awesome the ratling snipers look wicked.

Your take on the Scions is awesome too, great idea!

EDC
   
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Cardiff

@Kid_Kyoto they're super fun. You could probably get some good civiilian vehicles from them.

Ooh, they're also released a second model, an AA/artillery version! Only unemployment is stopping me pulling the trigger on more Bronekorpus funtimes...

Thanks @evildrcheese! I made a command squad last night... few belt bits to add and GS to tidy/finish, but largely done.



Yes, that guy is a bugler.

No, I didn't add a medic. Considered it, I have a nice model made, but one more gun is lots more fun!

No, I know that Tempestor Prime is far from optimal (too many points spent on a squishy chap) but he looks fancy and that's most important to me!

I've also been working on their adversaries... soooo many Nids. Should probably start a separate thread! This ugly chap is fully magnetised. Once I find all the arms in my bitz boz he'll have Scytals option and a Swarmlord mode too.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
 
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